Category Archives: odd

From time to time I may wish to share something completely off topic. If I do that, I’ll try to categorize those posts here!

more Americana

The fun thing about hosting foreign exchange students is experiencing true American culture and showing off our great cities, states, and attractions.  What says Americana more than baseball?

So, there we were sweating our SOX off in Chicago on a gorgeous Thursday afternoon watching an awesome game.



What shouts Americana louder than our vast bad lands of national parks?  Here is a sneak peek to our next vacation where we’re treating an exchange student house guest of yore to the beauty of Wyoming.

More pictures to come!

next year for Bastille Day?!

Check out these gorgeous outrageous outfits for Bastille Day celebrations in France!  I would have loved to be commissioned to make a few necklaces and matching ensembles for these dresses!

Perhaps my new friends Frances will ask for next year!


ski in, marriage out

Thinking of winter weddings and watching the latest snow storm hit Holland, I got to thinking more about winter destination weddings.. the cold kind.  I started talking to a friend of mine who is a big skier and definitely a ‘winter girl’.  She had this to say:

“I’d love a winter wedding!  Imagine skiing all week with all your friends, having coffee in the brilliant sun sitting outside in the rockies, restaurant hopping all week to all the gourmet restaurants in your mountain town, and holding the peace of the mountains along with the love of your life!”

Choosing where to go would be the hardest part.  Favorite destinations:

Park City – Perhaps it’s the magic of Sundance, but I love this mountain town.  It’s easy to get around, has great restaurants and easy skiing to great resorts.  Deer Valley is always a good bet no matter the snow conditions.  The funny thing was coming across this celebrity wedding at the Stein Erickson Lodge, yet all the pictures could place this wedding anywhere in any season.

Big Sky – talk about getting away from it all.. you might be the only people there, your wedding party the only party on the mountain.  Great snow here and lots of snuggling opportunities.

Banff – quaint little town with fun shopping in British Columbia.  I’ve only visited in the fall but revel in the aquamarine color of the glaciers and the beauty of the rugged landscape.  There’s so much to do here and I can’t wait to visit in the winter!

Telluride – Great vistas, great natural places to hold a quick ceremony, fabulous restaurants, great peace, and hands down the best skiing anywhere.

Most of these resorts have wedding planners to make everything easy and perfect.

Happy New Year!

It’s been a busy wonderful sort of holiday and I can’t wait to share details and talk more about weddings and my latest jewelry kicks.  More to come on all of this!  Just wanted to say ‘hi’.

Wishing you a wonderful and prosperous new year.  All my best to you in 2010!